My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?)

HOME are thrilled to announce the sensational, award-winning production My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) will take the stage this summer ahead of Manchester PRIDE, as the acclaimed production makes its glittering debut in Manchester this August!

Written and performed by the multi-talented, social media sensation, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) has garnered widespread acclaim, evolving from a cult sensation to a WhatsOnStage award-winning and Olivier Award nominated production.

When Rob was 12, they attempted to stage a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned a wig and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their Dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry and Ariel’s bubble gun didn’t work properly. Grandma had a nice time though.

My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of Madge as they set out to recreate that infamous parade, inviting audiences on a journey filled with laughter, love, and the occasional mishap.

Originating at the Turbine Theatre in 2021, it had a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, followed by a national tour and then two West End runs. Three years on, join Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade – and this time, nobody, no, NOBODY is gonna rain on it!

My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?): Trailer

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“an authentic, feel-good fairy-tale come true”

Gay Times

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more joyous, life-affirming show”

Time Out

“A joyful letter to self-expression”

Evening Standard

Age guidance: 12+

Content warning: Contains some swearing, a fair bit of precociousness and scenes of utter joy. May cause happiness!

Tickets from £25

If you’d like to discuss a group booking, please email or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00 daily).